Based on Hawke's Interstellar Service series, I expected more from this book than I got. It was a solid read, but it was missing that something extra that would push it into a spectacular read.
Aramis and Elaine's first meeting was intriguing and we learned a lot about Elaine in those first few pages. Unfortunately, we never really learned any more. In fact, I really felt as if we only got the surface of all three main characters, never getting any depth of history or emotion. Elaine wasn't written to be immature or shallow, but she read that way to me because of the lack of depth.
That said, it was still a hot read and I'd be willing to give these characters another chance.